Cumulative Jeopardy: What works in working with maltreating families?

November 13, 2020 at 1:49 PM

From the NZFVC

DATE

Friday 27 November 2020

TIME

10.30-11.30am

LOCATION

Online

ORGANISED BY

Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre

COST

Free

What evidence is there that parenting interventions conducted with parents reduce the incidence of further child maltreatment?

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In families where child abuse and neglect have already occurred, but the children remain in the care of their parents, it is essential to provide interventions that reduce or eliminate harm done to children. However, generic ‘off-the-shelf’ parenting programmes are not tailored to the individual needs of parents, and parents involved with child protection services vary enormously in the types of challenges they are facing.

Because there is little international evidence for the effectiveness of interventions for this population, children can be exposed to ongoing maltreatment while many different approaches are tried – leading to serious and permanent developmental consequences. This presentation answers the question “What evidence is there that parenting interventions conducted with parents who maltreat their children, reduce the incidence of further child maltreatment?” and finishes with a discussion about systemic and research approaches that may reduce ongoing child abuse and neglect in Aotearoa.

Speaker:

Sarah Whitcombe-Dobbs is a child and family psychologist and, until recently moving to a new role at Oranga Tamariki clinical services, was a lecturer at the University of Canterbury.

Past Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre seminars/webinars are available.

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